DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS! Microsoft has announced a clever new program to bring new developers from India to make new Windows Phone apps. The incentives are pretty cool, and each promise some free Windows Phone if you fit in the following categories:
- SUBMIT & RECEIVE CATEGORY
A registered participant submits THREE qualified Windows Phone Application in the Marketplace and gets a chance to receive a Windows Phone. In this category, the Applications must be distinct and of non-trivial utility value for the Application User. A “Spam” or close replicas of existing Windows Phone Applications are disqualified.
- PORT 2 APPS & RECEIVE CATEGORY
A registered participant submitting TWO qualified Windows Phone Applications in the Marketplace which are ported from existing Android or iPhone Applications get to receive a Windows Phone.
- WOMEN SPECIAL CATEGORY
A first of its kind in the developer space, the first 100 registered Woman Developers who submit ONE (1) qualified Windows Phone Application each in the Marketplace qualify to receive a Windows Phone each. The applications can be based on Entertainment, Fashion, Leisure, Sports, Recreation or Travel themes.
Admittedly, the incentive to get women developers making apps for Windows Phone is actually a good idea as is generally getting developers all over the world to develop. And heck, you gotta love getting a free Windows Phone out of the deal, right?